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The Most Leak-Vulnerable Areas in Your Home

When it comes to your home, the last thing you want to see is a water leak because majority of the time it means a bigger problems. Taking a look to see the most leak-vulnerable areas in your home is one way to make sure you know the problem spots. Know your house inside and out should be something every home owner does. Blue River Restoration is here to help and restore your property once the damage is done but there are preventative measures that can be done.

Blue River Restoration The Most Leak-Vulnerable Areas in Your Home
Blue River Restoration The Most Leak-Vulnerable Areas in Your Home

The Roof

The roof on your house is the first line of defense from heavy downpours and high winds. Your roof needs to be inspected yearly to ensure that there is zero water penetrating the surface. Over time, both of these elements will cause wear and tear on most of the roofing components.

Exact Areas to Inspect:

  • Separated decking

  • Flashing

  • The Roofing Material

  • Ventilation


Most appliances that use water are in the kitchen and laundry room (Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Washing Machines and Water Heater). Other than the living room, the kitchen sees the most traffic from the average household every day. Along with traffic, the kitchen has appliances that have water lines. Washing Machine leaks are not as common as you may think. Standard tank water heaters have warranties that last anywhere from 6 to 12 years. It is critical to have your water heater inspected and maintained at least once a year.

Exact Areas to Inspect:

  • Dishwasher

  • The refrigerator

  • Fill hoses

  • Drain hoses

  • The temperature and pressure relief valve

  • The drain valve

  • The tank

  • Other components


Sinks are one of the most used parks of a house. Everybody will use the bathroom or kitchen sink over and over countless times throughout the day. As sinks are specially designed for ongoing activity, the parts inside a sink will wear down and need to be replaced.

Exact Areas to Inspect:

  • The fixture

  • The drain

  • The bowl

Underneath the House

Underneath your house is an intricate plumbing network with multiple pipes all feed into one pipe that channels water into the main. With all those connections, a leak is almost inevitable. Surprisingly, however, certified and experienced plumbing technicians can secure a plumbing system that will last for several years without any problems.

Exact Areas to Inspect:

  • Loose connection

  • Corrosion


The shower is arguably the area of your home that utilizes the most amount of water. The typical household in America will use up to 40 gallons of water per day just in the shower alone.

Exact Areas to Inspect:

  • Shower heads

  • The drain

  • Tub or tile surface


A toilet may look like a simple device, but it is filled with connections from top to bottom. There are plenty of opportunities for water to escape in tiniest areas.

Exact Areas to Inspect:

  • Loose connections

  • Bowl & tank

  • The flange seal

If anything were to happen to your home, property or business that requires restoration, let your friends at Blue River Restoration be the ones to get your home or business back to normal.

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